Built in 1860, Watson’s Mill has remained resilient over 161 years as an operational water powered flour mill.
The challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic were met head on by the staff, volunteers, and visitors of Watson’s Mill. Everyone remained committed to the Mill being accessible. We were able to safely open, providing a much needed escape for the community. We provided alternative ways to enjoy old past times through our 5525 Music Series, our Drive Through Trick or Treat and online Christmas Craft Market.
When our community could not come to the site, we were able to bring the site to them through our 3D virtual tour. We broadened horizons through our #FarmFriday vlogs, provided new go-to bakes on #MakeitMondays, fun and education through our Kid’s Activity Kits and brought holiday cheer through a virtual Advent Calendar. 2020 will certainly be a part of Watson’s Mill continuing story.
Photo: Staff in costume outside the Mill. Photo: © Watson’s Mill Manotick Inc.